Below are links of various Catholic organizations that help spread the Gospel message via articles, videos, Catholic news and teachings, etc. They are provided for your information and for your spiritual well-being. Below also are links for various Diocesan and other charities. These charity programs are open to all and all are welcome to utilize them. If you'd like to volunteer and serve with any of the charities, reach out to the according contact.
Marriage Preparation Programs: Information regarding the marraige preparation programs offered by the Diocese of Covington is available on the diocesan website (click here). A brochure will be available to download, however dates are no longer listed. All marraige preparation programs are offered regularly. However, it is crucial that engaged couples register for these programs at least 2-3 months prior to the program dates (generally 9-12 months before wedding date). It's advisable for couples to attend the marriage preparation program before attending the Natural Family Planning (NFP) course.
Natural Family Planning (NFP): The Northern Kentucky Chapter of Couple League is the diocesan provider of NFP instruction. The course schedule is available on the diocesan website hereor on the Couple to Couple League website here, and you can register online or by phone at 513-471-2000.
Spanish NFP Classes / Clases de PFN en Español: Online registration is not available for NFP classes in Spanish. For information and registration for classes in Spanish, contact Silvia Schmidt at 513-471-2000, extension 1031 or email .
~~El registro en línea no está disponible para las clases de PFN en español. Para obtener información y registrarse para las clases en español, comuníquese con Silvia Schmidt al 513-471-2000, extensión 1031 o envíe un correo electrónico a .
Marriage Encounter: Check the Worldwide Marriage Encounter website for upcoming weekends, and to register, in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Retrouvaille: For couples in troubled marriages, Retrouvaille is a program for healing and renewal consisting of one weekend and 6 follow-up sessions over the course of 3 months. Contact: www.cincyretrouvaille.org or 513-456-5413.
New Beginnings: A faith-based support group, New Beginnings provides separated and divorced individuals the opportunity for healing and growth. In this group, participants find new understanding of themselves and their relationships to gain courage and to discover new life. All sessions are at Catholic Charities in Latonia. Registration is required, so please call 859-392-1500, ext. 1529.
Project Rachel: is a confidential ministry for those who have experienced an abortion and are seeking healing form the wounds o that that decision. You are not alone. The healing begins as you come to know the love, mercy, and forgiveness Jesus has for all of us. You can start the healing journey by calling our confidential phone number 859-392-1547 or email us .
Never. Lose. Hope. : Do you have family or a friend in jail or prison? Are you looking for a safe, welcoming community where you will be accepted without judgment? Join us the 3rd Tuesday or every month from 6:30-8:30pm at Catholic Charities (3629 Church Street, Covington, KY 41015) for a free support group. Any questions, contact Dave Capella at or call 859-581-8974, ext. 117.
Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL): PAL meets EVERY Wednesday from 6:30-8pm at Catholic Charities. It provides continuing education and support, at no charge, for parents with a son, daughter, or spouse suffering from addiction to drugs or alcohol. No cost. Just come. Contact Paula Weber at 859-581-8974 or visit the Catholic Charities for more information.
NeighborWorks: The "Realizing the American Dream" class educates on how to buy a home. Certified housing counselors will walk you through the process, answer your questions, and give you the information you need to realize the dream of homeownership. The class is free. For more information, please call Catholic Charities.
Foreclosure/Delinquency Counseling: We can help homeowners become aware of the many options available. Group and individual sessions available. For more information, please call Catholic Charities.
Be Concerned Food Pantry:Be Concerned has operated one of the largest free food pantries in Northern Kentucky since 1987. We help low-income residents of Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties each month. We are a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit agency and all donations are tax deductible. Visit their website here.
Welcome House:Welcome House works to end homelessness. We do this by offering a continuum of services to our clients to take them from housing uncertainty to housing stability. Welcome House offers three main service areas which include: housing, income and benefits, and service coordination. Our organization has been around since 1982 and was started by a coalition of churches. Since our doors opened we have expanded our services to not only encompass an emergency shelter, but to take a holistic approach in our mission of ending homelessness. Visit their website here.
Rose Garden Mission:The Rose Garden Home Mission is a full Pregnancy Care Center, a no-questions-asked Food Pantry, a free primary care clinic, and a free Dental Clinic. In addition, the Mission offers free professional Psychological Counseling, Parenting Classes, Diabetes Education classes, Smoking Cessation classes, Thanksgiving Turkeys to families in need and Christmas toys to needy children. All of the ministries are staffed volunteers and the sisters of the apostolate of the Franciscan Daughters of Mary. Visit their website here.
DCCH Center:Services include residential treatment, foster care, adoption, therapy and counseling services to meet all mental health needs for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in Northern Kentucky. DCCH Center helps rebuild the lives of individuals with traumatic, emotional and behavioral difficulties. Our unique, onsite personalized approach allows each person to thrive socially, mentally, and physically, and make positive, permanent life changes. Visit their website here.
Parish Kitchen: In 1974 in the urban heart of Covington, Kentucky, Parish Kitchen opened its door and began offering a lunch-time meal, without cost, to all who entered. The same is true today and every day of the year. 365 days a year, a nutritional, lunch-time meal continues to be served without cost, without question, without judgement. For more information, visit their website.
St. Vincent de Paul: St. Vincent de Paul’s safety net extends into virtually every neighborhood in Cincinnati. When the poor and vulnerable of our community have no other place to turn, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is there for them and together, with your support, we always will be. You can help a neighbor in their hour of greatest need. Whether you give your time, talent, or financial support, your contributions restore hope and answer the prayers of neighbors in need. For more information on the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, visit their website. Check out the weekly bulletin at St. Joseph's Camp Springs to learn what we are collecting this month for our neighbors.